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gordonb last won the day on November 8 2018

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  1. I accept you are doing this installation from documents but speaking as an operator I would be swapping the 320 and 351 around. As shown the 320 would be a right pain to set up and adjust because of control access and visibility. The 351 is designed to be adjusted from above, so to speak, whereas with the 320 you need to be looking at it from the front.
  2. Bog standard R1155 HF receiver as used in most Brit medium to heavy aircraft and air-sea rescue launches. Commonly called a"Lancaster" radio. Not particularly heavy as for airborne use but some were in steel as opposed to aluminium cases so would be heavier. The pictured one looks pretty tatty and rusty but seems virtually unmodified, which is quite rare nowadays. They need a fairly specific power supply which in practice means home built. I wouldn't put power anywhere near it without a close internal inspection. There are lethal voltages in there and if it still has the original rubber insulated wiring it will have crumbled away to dust.
  3. When I was driving Series Landrovers every day (civvy not mil) we found the best seating was the standard base but with the de-luxe back. Note this is not the base as in the 90/110/Defender but a bigger non-sculptured base. Cheap and cheerful but did the job.
  4. Re data plate, correct Richard.
  5. I'm told that acetone is a very good carrier for the light oil of your choice to make an excellent penetrating oil.
  6. Selling poppies with the Ferret on sunday I overheard someone say "look at the army jeep". I kept my mouth shut!
  7. Assuming Clansman which I guess is correct for a CVRT then you don't actually need a radio, the intercom is separate. The radios just plug into the intercom system, they are not part of it.
  8. I remember upsetting the gate guard at I think Chatham Barracks when in my frog-eye Sprite because he couldn't get his wheelie mirror under it, it being too low. I think he only let me in because I was in uniform.
  9. R216 receivers and power supplies. Larkspur era VHF receivers. Gordon
  10. Some years ago I was being given the run-around trying to register an MGB which had sat idle for 30+ years, and for which I had all the relevant paperwork. Not much happened until I started the on-line complaint procedure then things moved quickly.
  11. Was very quiet today. There doesn't seem to be as many traders as in previous years. And not much on tracks.
  12. Agree with starting off with the local CO, he will know, or find out, how to take it further up the chain. The other year I "came across" a 25pdr that had apparently been abandoned and made enquiries via the relevant CO. He was very helpful and I eventually got an official reply back saying that the gun was an ex gate guardian and was due to go to Malta so not for sale/disposal.
  13. Well someone has very recently bought the Wessex that lived for years in the car park at Crowborough Camp, so it must be possible.
  14. Anyone understand Japanese enough to get these files?
  15. The Morris/Hotchkiss thing affected Morris engines in MG cars certainly up to the post WW2 TC, and no doubt others. Metric (non-ISO) threads but Whit/BSF bolt head sizes!
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